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Boston, Its Environs and Harbour, 1775.
Dorchester Heights is the peninsula shown just below center on this 1775 map

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Washington Wrote a Letter to the Continental Congress
March 24, 1776

In an earlier letter on March 19, Washington described in detail his siege of Boston: He took over a good, high position on Dorchester Heights, above the British-held city, and fired cannons on the city and harbor. The British troops evacuated. Washington couldn't believe that they still remained on their ships in the harbor after their defeat. He wrote the March 24 letter, expressing his "surprize and disappointment" that the fleet was still causing trouble. He prepared a strong defense of the town just in case they should return.
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